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U.S. calls Libyan rebels legitimate

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Laaska News  May 14,2011

The U.S. says Libya’s rebel National Transitional Council is “legitimate and credible.” This was stated by U.S. National Security Advisor, Thomas Donilon.

“Mr. Donilon repeated President Barack Obama’s call to Gaddafi to immediately resign,” read a statement from the White House.

In mid-February mass demonstrations broke out in Libya calling for the withdrawal of Gaddaffi who had been ruling the country for more than 40 years. The protests later turned into an armed confrontation between rebels and government forces.

In the north-western city of Benghazi, soon after the beginning of unrest, the rioters organized a “National Council”, which declared itself the sole legitimate authority in the country.


Laaska News.

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